Instagram is clearly emerging as the next major driver for Facebook stock.
Menlo Park, California-based social networking giant, Facebook Inc. (NSDQ:FB) acquired Instagram way back in 2012, for a seemingly huge, $1B. With 30M odd users at the time, Facebook paid a value of over $33 per Instagram user at that time. That looked like big money for a platform which wasn’t generating a dollar in revenue at the time of the acquisition. However, in hindsight things look significantly different and today, Instagram looks the likely successor to take on the mantle of driving Facebook’s growth. With 600M monthly users on the platform, a number of wall street analysts have recently upgraded Facebook stock citing the growing success and popularity of Instagram. Does the Instagram growth story make FB stock a worthy buy today? Let’s dig deeper.
Top 10 Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nordstrom Inc.(JWN)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) reported weaker-than-expected results for its second quarter.
Applied Materials, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMAT) reported stronger-than-expected results for its second quarter, but issued weak sales outlook for the third quarter.
Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE: JWN) reported upbeat results for its first quarter. Comparable-store sales rose 0.6 percent.
Boot Barn Holdings Inc (NYSE: BOOT) disclosed a 7.2 million common stock offering.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Nordstrom (NYSE:JWN) has suffered along with much of the rest of the retail industry for quite a while now, as changes in the ways shoppers like to shop have forced companies across the sector to adapt their business practices and adopt new technologies. Some had hoped that the upscale Seattle-based retailer would prove immune to those trends, but Nordstrom hasn’t escaped the resulting downward pressure. Now that it seems unlikely that the Nordstrom family will succeed in pulling off a leveraged buyout of the retailer, shareholders want to feel more confident about the future direction the company will take, especially as competitors have started to show signs of a recovery.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN)Q1 2018 Earnings Conference CallMay 17, 2017, 4:45 p.m. ET
Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
Top 10 Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Intuitive Surgical Inc.(ISRG)
- [By Chris Lange]
The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Wednesday was Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISRG) which rose over 6% to $423.76. The stocks 52-week range is $217.19 to $426.98. Volume was 1.7 million compared to its average volume of nearly 1 million.
- [By Sean Williams]
The VISE acronym stands for:
Visa (NYSE:V) Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG) Sirius XM Holdings (NASDAQ:SIRI) Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA)
Each of these four companies brings clear-cut competitive advantages to the table that should allow it to handily outperform the broader market (and the FANG stocks).
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And stocks are following suit. Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ: ISRG) for example, has been on strong, steady climb for the better part of a year.
- [By Anders Bylund, Leo Sun, and Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]
Read on to see why you should forget about bitcoin and Ethereum in favor ofTaiwan Semiconductor(NYSE:TSM),eBay(NASDAQ:EBAY), andIntuitive Surgical(NASDAQ:ISRG) — at least when it comes to serious investments for the long term.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Earnings season is now in full swing, with today’s key reports fromInternational Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM), Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ), and Intuitive Surgical Inc.(Nasdaq: ISRG). Thanks to tax cuts, expectations are high. Analysts expect profit growth to top 18%, which would be the biggest jump in seven years. But there are a few bearish trends that are still lurking in the market. And if you’re serious about making money, you need to know how to harness them and target individual stocks for life-changing gains.Money MorningQuantitative Specialist Chris Johnson explains.
- [By Motley Fool Staff]
Right now, it’s time for that yearly review of the ones he picked to honor the month, and also the briefly famous pregnant giraffe: five companies, and the first letters of their tickers spelled out A-P-R-I-L. They were Axon Enterprise(NASDAQ:AAXN), Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacific(NYSE:PAC), ResMed(NYSE:RMD), Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), and Live Nation(NYSE:LYV).
Top 10 Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainmenttripling in valuebefore falling back whilesmall cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant ownerRCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small capBuffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arbys Restaurant Group:
- [By Steve Symington]
That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.
Top 10 Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: MEDIFAST INC(MED)
- [By Max Byerly]
McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC) and Medifast (NYSE:MED) are both consumer staples companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their earnings, valuation, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk and dividends.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares were also up, gaining 25 percent to $124.60 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
- [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
Biostar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSPM) shares rose 35.8 percent to $3.00.
Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: CVGI) shares surged 32 percent to $8.94 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
Carbon Black, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLK) gained 29.6 percent to $24.62. Carbon Black priced its IPO at $19 per share.
California Resources Corporation (NYSE: CRC) shares rose 26.8 percent to $32.70 following upbeat Q1 earnings.
Pandora Media, Inc. (NYSE: P) gained 25 percent to $7.185 after reporting strong quarterly results.
Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED) shares climbed 23.7 percent to $122.87 after the company reported strong Q1 results and raised its FY18 guidance.
Natural Grocers by Vitamin Cottage, Inc. (NYSE: NGVC) rose 23.2 percent to $8.4999 after reporting Q2 results.
Portola Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PTLA) gained 22.2 percent to $41.27 after the FDA approved the company's Andexxa, the only antidote indicated for patients treated with rivaroxaban and apixaban.
Shake Shack Inc (NYSE: SHAK) rose 22.2 percent to $57.955 after the company reported upbeat results for its first quarter and raised its FY18 guidance.
Atomera Incorporated (NASDAQ: ATOM) jumped 19.7 percent to $6.12 after reporting Q1 results.
Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMCI) rose 16.4 percent to $21.00 after reporting strong preliminary results for the third quarter.
Titan International, Inc. (NYSE: TWI) shares rose 16.4 percent to $12.21 following Q1 earnings.
Integer Holdings Corporation (NYSE: ITGR) shares gained 14.9 percent to $63.75 following Q1 results.
Control4 Corporation (NASDAQ: CTRL) shares climbed 14.5 percent to $23.98 folloiwng strong Q1 results.
B&G Foods, Inc. (NYSE: BGS) climbed 12.6 percent to $25.40 after reporting Q1 earnings.
HMS Holdings Corp (NASDAQ: HMSY) shares gained 10 percent to $19.59 after reporting upbeat quarterly earnings.
Viavi Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAV) rose 7 percent to $10.09 following Q3 r
Top 10 Growth Stocks To Buy Right Now: TrueBlue Inc.(TBI)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Trueblue (NYSE: TBI) is one of 23 public companies in the “Help supply services” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare Trueblue to similar businesses based on the strength of its analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, profitability, dividends, earnings and risk.